Using Rings in Swimming Lessons

A good way to use rings during swim lessons is to incrementally place the rings deeper and deeper during the lesson. Suggest that the student grab the ring with one hand while using their other hand to hold onto you for balance. This exercise can help build the young swimmer’s confidence in going deeper or going under the water. Be sure to queue your student to go under and grab the ring. Queuing is important in making the child’s learning process stress-free.

The Importance of Queuing in Swimming Lessons

Remember that when you do swim exercise to be sure to queue your swimmer. It is important! What is queing? Saying “ready” and child repeats back to you “ready” or prompting them with “one, two, three, go.”

Queuing helps the child to prepare for the exercise and to help reduce any stress they may feel about what they are learning.